Jersey County

Jeff Guilander farms with his father Ronnie Guilander and brother in law, Terry Hall. They grow corn and soybeans, and have a small cow-calf operation. Jeff is a former Jersey County Farm Bure…

Another cool, damp week has taken some excitement out of the early crop season. At this point, the majority of fields look to be planted in April and June, with May struggling for the second year in a row. Rains last week hurt stands and flooded most creek bottoms, which is keeping this plan…

The rain and temperatures have put a damper on the start of the growing season. I keep reading about the ideal planting conditions, but they must be talking about somewhere else. Corn progress has stalled and what has been planted is having a rough time getting traction. Soybeans are not doi…

Planting stalled last week. A couple of soaking rains helped recharge the soil and give planted crops a boost, but stopped the fieldwork and caused some localized flooding. With the cooler temperatures, the second round of plantings are just breaking through after 10 days in the ground. We l…